They feel great... I'll use em again on something.... they are so squishy grippy that dirt just clings to it / in it and it's really hard to keep them clean. Grips are cheap... we'll see how the smooth coke bottles fair. I'll switch to black if they are no better.Thanks for the reminder, need to rubber mount my speedo and tach too.
Buddy of mine has those Vans grips on his ride - I like 'em and they feel good too. Is it just because they're white they're getting dirty or the depth of the tread as well? The black ones would look sweet on your bike...
My engine is a '65 and I'm running my primary dry with a belt drive. So no shared oil between primary and crankcase like the '70+ bikes. I'm trying to decide what to do with the stock breather tube. Do I just plug the hose and have the timing plug vent as the one and only vent? I am thinking that I certainly should not tie them together without a second reed valve to ensure that there's not dueling vents happening. I'm thinking it needs to get plugged.Triumph changed the design to breathe through the primary chaincase. That way it has a larger volume to breathe into. That mod was pioneered by Boyer Racing IIRC. They added a breather outlet to the inner face of the chain case at the top.
Ducati uses a reed valve on their crankcases and on the race bikes they make the catch tank larger and on some models put a reed valve inside the airbox. The key is not so much the reed valve but the extra volume to allow the oil to separate out and drain back into the motor.